Thursday, July 31, 2008

A $.99 trip to Vietnam

I freakin' love phở soup. What's phở soup, you ask? Let's ask Wikipedia:

"Phở (pronounced 'fuh') is a traditional Vietnamese noodle soup dish. ...

"Phở is served as a bowl of white rice noodles in clear beef broth, with thin cuts of beef."

It's no secret that my toes absolutely curl when I partake of the King Market's phở ... here's why:

● One fine clear, beef-infused broth
● A good helping of slivered onions
● A fist-full of perfectly cooked rice noodles
● At least 8 ounces of sliced flank beef
● 2-3 quartered meatballs
● Enough basil and green onions to make a person appreciate the hell out of basil and green onions
● A very large plate of extra basil, red chilies, and bean sprouts (with which a feller can garnish his soup)


Sounds good, don't it?

This past Monday, several co-workers and I visited a local "international" market during our lunch hour. I was walking down the "prepared noodles" aisle when I seen a package of "Vietnamese Noodle Soup." I took a chance and bought me one 'cause, well, it was selling for the princely sum of $.99.

When I began eating, er, slurping my Vietnamese soup the following day, my toes curled and my head began swimming. "This broth tastes just like the broth in the King Market's phở!" I says to myself. Yeah, I was that impressed.

Tuesday, I went back to my local international market and I purchased eight more 99-cent phở soups. 'Tis all I've had for lunch this week, and 'tis what I'll be having for lunch tomorrow. To wit:

2 comments:

Cee Dub said...

Snce you live in South Nashville you should try Thai Taste on Nolensville Road. It has some of the best Asian food in Nashville.

Joltin' Django said...

"Snce you live in South Nashville you should try Thai Taste on Nolensville Road. It has some of the best Asian food in Nashville."

Thai Taste is about 1.5 miles from my workplace. (It's actually located on Haywood Lane.) I've been there about a half-dozen times, and nothing I've eaten there has really knocked my socks off. Indeed, it ain't nowhere NEAR as good as the King Market or Your Choice Resaurant, both of which are in the same neighborhood as Thai Taste.

P.S. Check the "Search Blog" archive on this Web site and you'll find some interesting stuff 'bout King Market and Your Choice.